The CRISPR Craze

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The CRISPR Craze

On a sunny Saturday in June, geneticists, genetic counselors, professors, researchers and students gathered at the University of Connecticut to learn about a new scientific technology that has the world talking. This technology has become the new star in genetic editing technologies (and will quite literally be in the plot of a new and upcoming…

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What’s Autism Got to Do with It?

What does autism have to do with hereditary cancer? In most cases, nothing. But in honor of Autism Awareness Month we want to highlight the connection between mutations in a gene called PTEN and an increased likelihood of both cancer and autism spectrum disorder in families that carry these mutations. Mutations in the PTEN gene…

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